Lot 20
 

FERGHANA, UZBEKISTAN, MID 20TH CENTURY
Handspun and handwoven cotton, hand embroidered with cotton thread, natural dyes
74 x 103 in (188 x 262 cm)


This predominantly monochromatic pink suzani is covered with densely embroidered pink pomegranates. A brown scrolling vine, from which a single leaf sprouts, meanders around the fruits. The seed-filled pomegranate is an ancient symbol of fertility, signifying abundance, both for the woman who brings it as dowry, and the household into which she marries. The present lot was probably used as a hanging in a tent or home.




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  Lot 20 of 82  

WOVEN TREASURES: TEXTILES FROM THE JASLEEN DHAMIJA COLLECTION
19-20 OCTOBER 2016

Estimate
$6,065 - 9,095
Rs 4,00,000 - 6,00,000

Winning Bid
$5,455
Rs 3,60,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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